Marblewooooood Box

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Project by longgone posted 01-16-2012 11:44 PM 2399 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some photos of a box I completed sanding today. I was getting ready to put the finish on it and I just couldn’t get over how nice the grain looked with the natural wood before applying the finish…so i had to take some photos first.

After taking the photos i realized that i only had a little bit of finish left in my spray can and I didnot have any other cans in my storage cabinet…so I guess I won’t get any picts with the finish for a few more days anyhow.

This marblewood is one hard wood and it took alot of extra time to shape it and sand it. Alot of hours are spent sanding with sandpaper wrapped around my finger to get into the curves and my fingers hurt like hell.

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 11:56 PM

Glad to see this without the finish … hopefully we will see it after. I like how crisp you sculpture lines are. Another great one.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 12:02 AM

I’m sure the finish will add a lot extra but it looks good now.


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#3 posted 01-17-2012 12:08 AM

What a beautiful box. I can only image the time it takes to sand one of your boxes. I have done a few but never got myself to carve as deep as yours are done. For me the sanding is the hardest part of all.

Great job.

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 12:22 AM

Wow! Another great Box Greg! Keep it up! Love it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 01-17-2012 12:35 AM

Glad to hear your fingers hurt!! Another good reason not to get wild with my grinder. And now I have to find some Marblewood to try. You are one bad influence on me. But, I like it. I bet even more so when i see it with finish.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 01:14 AM

Wow Greg, this one is going to “POP” ! Can’t wait to see the finish on it. I am sure this will turn out to be worth all the pain…......

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 01-17-2012 01:51 AM

Do you get bored with perfection…just kidding

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 01-17-2012 02:16 AM

Holy Moly!!! I can’t wait to see this baby sha-bam with a finish on it. It looks awesome just like it is now. very awesome box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 02:21 AM

Hi Greg
Another good looking box. I picked up a trick from a great marqueter, Chip Bingham. He does a video when he applies his first coat of finish. He gives the client a copy so they can share in the moment of the reveal. It can be such a cool moment and usually we’re the only ones who get top see. This is one I did as an example. You should try it. We’d all like to see one of your beautiful boxes “pop” and it’s a cool bonus for the purchaser.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 03:00 AM

I watched the video and it really does show that magical moment we all see when we complete a project and apply the finish. I do not have a video camera but I think i will try to take some photos prior to applying the finish on future projects. It really is a special moment when wwe get to see that transformation the finish causes and it is a really good idea. Thanks…

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#11 posted 01-17-2012 03:15 AM

I was wondering how painfully tedious the sanding of this piece would be. It’s beautifully done and shows you put a lot of TLC into it.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 01-17-2012 05:11 AM

Another winner Greg, simply beautiful.

-- Chuck

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#13 posted 01-17-2012 05:25 AM

Very nice build on that box. To see this wood in a clean state of finish is so cool, makes you think why put anything on it at all. I use pipe insulation around dowels to hold the sand paper. Thanks for showing!

-- $tudie

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#14 posted 01-17-2012 05:55 AM

That’s a great looking box. I really looking forward to seeing it with the finish. I don’t recall having seen Marblewood before. It has very interesting grain.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#15 posted 01-17-2012 07:00 AM

Cool cool..those waves are lookin more and more surfable….you should see the box i hacked up with a grinder,, haha.. not the right tool…i’ll keep workin ..

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